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Expanding Coverage to the Uninsured

Challenges for the Low-Income Population This testimony characterizes the growing number of uninsured Americans and the diminishing options for health insurance for a population in need. It details a disturbing picture of the steady erosion of job-based health coverage for low-wage workers coupled with the recent decline in Medicaid s…

Issues Facing Medicaid and CHIP

Cindy Mann, senior fellow of the Commission, testified to the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on how to sustain and expand health care coverage for low-income children and families, and disabled and elderly people in these challenging times.

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Facts, Options, and Implications

Testimony by Patricia Neuman, Sc.D., vice president and director of the Foundation’s Medicare Policy Project, for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Creating a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: begins with a brief review of existing sources of prescription drug coverage for the Medicare population…

The New Challenge of the Uninsured: Coverage in the Current Economy

Diane Rowland, executive director of the Commission, testified to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health about health coverage for the uninsured in the current economy and discussed the special challenges of providing them coverage during uncertain economic times. Testimony   View the webcast of this event  

Medicaid: Issues and Challenges

Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and executive director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, testified to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health on the issues and challenges facing Medicaid in providing health and long-term care coverage for the…

Transitional Medical Assistance and Welfare Reauthorization

Cindy Mann, senior fellow of the Commission, testified to the House Subcommittee on Health of the Energy and Commerce Committee on the role of Transitional Medical Assistance in providing health coverage to parents who obtain low-wage jobs that disqualify them for Medicaid.  Testimony   View the webcast  

Online Tools for Consumer-Directed Health Plans

On Jan. 25, 2005, Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a demonstration of the online tools made available to enrollees in consumer-directed health plans. Executives from Humana and Lumenos — two major firms in the consumer-directed care market — conducted real-time demonstrations of their consumer web tools to show how enrollees might…

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Video not playing? Launch in external player. The low-speed version of this video, extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available here. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic…